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Postgraduate Award in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education | University of Warwick
Developed skills and competencies in planning, delivering and evaluating teaching and learning activities; provided a broad conceptual and practical understanding of learning in HE based on educational theory; acquired skills and qualifications to become an Associate Fellows of the HEA.
Undergraduate Sessional Teacher | University of Warwick | Transformations: Gender, Reproduction and Contemporary Society | Oct 2018 - Dec 2018
Undergraduate Sessional Teacher | University of Warwick | Transformations: Gender, Reproduction and Contemporary Society | Oct 2016 - Mar 2017
Undergraduate Sessional Teacher | University of Warwick | Designing and Conducting Social Research | Oct 2016 - Dec 2016
Undergraduate Sessional Teacher | University of Warwick | Practice of Qualitative Research Methods | Jan 2016 - Mar 2016
PhD Thesis | Gendered flexible working practices: negotiating time and work in two UK asset finance organisations
The thesis explored how gender was embedded in flexible working practices in two UK asset finance organisations. Drawing on feminist theories of time and work, the study deconstructed how employees negotiated flexible working practices both inside the organisation and in the home. The research asked how gender affected employees’ access to flexible working practices and how the characteristics of the finance culture shaped their experiences of flexible working.
This qualitative study analysed produced during 26 interviews with employees from two UK based asset finance companies. The data was interpreted through a conceptual framework which incorporated feminist social theories of negotiation, time and the ideal worker. The thesis argued that gender was embedded in the way employees negotiated their flexible working practices, where negotiations were informed by masculine constructions of time and work, which were normalised within the asset finance culture.
The research was supervised by Dr Lynne Pettinger (Sociology) and Prof Clare Lyonette (Institute of Employment Research) at The University of Warwick.
Faculty of Business and Economics 3rd Year PhD Scholarship| £450 | Gender, Work and Organisation Conference 2018
Major Projects Association (MPA) PhD Grant | £500 | Gender Balance Initiative 2015
ESRC PhD Studentship | University of Warwick DTC | 2014 - 2018
The objective of this chapter is to provide a comprehensive review of the Equilar Gender Diversity Index (EGDI). The EGDI highlights the prevalence of women within the Russell 3000 company board of directors as a response to increasing calls for diversity from investors and other stakeholders. We begin by providing an overview of Equilar as an organisation, before outlining the purpose of the EGDI. We then move on to investigate how the EGDI is structured and the methodology used to construct it. Although the EGDI has a modest usage and awareness, we discuss a handful of academic papers, media articles and a high profile campaign that Equilar and its data are used and cited in before moving on to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the EGDI. We conclude the article by making suggestions for future uses and how the EGDI can be improved.
This report explores and critiques the gendered construction of value within the nursing profession and evaluates how value is attributed to nursing, the value placed on individuals and the status of the profession.This work was commissioned by the Royal College of Nursing and undertaken as a collaboration between Oxford Brookes University and the RCN.
Chapters in Edited Collections
Ablett, E., Griffiths, H., & Mahoney. K. (2019) ‘(Dis)assembling the neoliberal academic subject: when PhD students construct feminist spaces’, in Maddie Breeze, Cristina Costa and Yvette Taylor (eds), Educational Futures and Fractures: Time and Space in the Neoliberal University, Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming).
Griffiths, H. (2018) ‘Book Review Symposium: Rachel Thwaites and Amy Pressland (eds), Being an Early Career Feminist Academic: Global Perspectives, Experiences, and Challenges by Heather Griffiths’, Sociology, 52(1), pp. 201–203. doi: 10.1177/0038038517742328.
Flexible working for all: negotiating time and care as a child-free employee | Gender and Working Lives Symposium | Cambridge University | March 2019
Flexible work is mundane and everyday: how flexible work is used by employees in the UK finance sector | Gender, Work and Organisation Conference | Sydney, Australia| June 2018
Gendered flexitime in asset finance: work-life balance at month-end | Warwick Critical Finance Seminar | University of Warwick | May 2018
Needing a ‘rock solid’ reason: how informal flexible working procedures can discourage employees from using their right-to-request | World of Work Network Inaugural Conference | University of Bristol | April 2017
Performing job roles and gender roles in asset finance | Annual Doctoral Conference | Sociology |University of Warwick | June 2017
Fieldwork and flexibility in the finance sector: an insider outside | BSA Work, Employment & Society - pre- conference doctoral event | University of Leeds | September 2016
Exploring the gendered impact of right to request flexible working policies inside and outside the financial workplace | BSA Annual Conference | Aston University | April 2016
Breaking our Silences on the Neoliberal Academy: facilitating change from a postgraduate perspective | Workshop jointly funded by the ESRC at The University of Warwick | Co-organised with Dr Kate Mahoney (History) and Liz Ablett (Sociology) | Oct 2016